All-Time BAJA 1000 Celebrity Racers Include Steve McQueen and James Garner . . . but Look at This List! –

All-Time BAJA 1000 Celebrity Racers Include Steve McQueen and James Garner . . . but Look at This List!

SCORE Baja 1000 Celebrity Watch

Famous Personalities who have raced in the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 include:



ANDREAS AIGNER—Austrian 2008 World Rally Championship Production Car champion
STEVE APPLETON—Late CEO and President of Micron Technology, stunt-plane pilot
FRANK ARCIERO JR.–off-road racer, developer, Winery owner, CART team owner
FRANCISCO ARREDONDO—International motorcycle rally racer from Guatemala
JACK ARUTE–Sports TV personality
SCOTT ATCHISON—former IndyCar driver
HUBERT AURIOL–multiple winner of the Grenada-to-Dakar Rally
BOBBY BALDWIN—President/CEO of the Mirage Resorts, former World Series of Poker Champion
GAYLE BANKS—Land Speed Record Holder
JAMIE BESTWICK—Legendary British BMX racer who won nine straight X Games BMX Vert gold medals
RON BISHOP—Only person who raced in the first 40 SCORE Baja 1000 races a motorcycle
KEN BLOCK—Founder of DC Shoes, Pro Rally racer, X Games star
SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS—2004 and 2005 Champ Car World Series season champ from France
BUD BRUTSMAN—show creator and TV producer of ‘Rides’ and ‘Overhaulin’
JEAN CALVIN–former world class professional figure skater
SHANNON CAMPBELL—Rock Crawling champion
ERIK CARLSSON–world champion rallye driver
PAT MOSS CARLSSON–Erik’s wife/co-driver, sister of race driver Stirling Moss
ANDREW COMRIE-PICARD—North American Rally racer, 2010 X-games medalist
DAN COOK—Professional Fly Fisherman
TARA DAKIDES—snowboarding legend
WALLY DALLENBACH JR.—veteran open-wheel, Pike’s Peak Hill Climb, NASCAR racer, TV personaltiy
PATRICK DEMPSEY—Film and TV star (Grey’s Anatomy)
CYRIL DESPRES—2007 Dakar Rally Overall motorcycle champion
DOMINIC DOBSON—German-born former CART, NASCAR Truck Series and IMSA sports car star
KERRY EARNHARDT—NASCAR Racer, Son of the late NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt
TERRY EARWOOD—An instructor with the Skip Barber Racing School who has also won championships in NHRA drag racing and IMSA road racing
TANNER FOUST—Pro Rally racer, X Games Gold medalist, Formula Drifting Champion, Hollywood Stunt driver
CHIP FOOSE—Star of TV’s Overhaulin’
GREG FOSTER—veteran Formula 1 powerboat racer
GARY GABELICH–Land Speed Record holder
JAMES GARNER–movie/TV star
JOSELE GARZA–Mexico’s only Indianapolis 500 “rookie of the year”
JOHN CLARK GABLE–movie actor and son of famed actor Clark Gable
JAMIE GALLES, former Trans Am and Toyota Atlantic racer whose family was a long-time IndyCar team owner
BRENDAN GAUGHAN–NASCAR Nationwide Series/NASCAR Truck racer whose roots are in desert racing
CHAD GILSINGER–2010 champion of the SCCA National Runoffs Championship
ROBBY GORDON–former CART and current NASCAR Sprint Cup driver/team owner
MIKE GROFF—former IRL driver
ROBBIE GROFF—former IRL driver
ROBERTO GUERRERO—former Indy Car and Formula 1 veteran
ROD HALL–21 class victories (one overall)–Only person who has raced in EVERY SCORE Baja 1000
PETE HALSMER–former Indianapolis 500 driver, IMSA GT and Super Vee champion
VIC HICKEY–land speed racing and off-road racing pioneer
DERRICK HILL—veteran of several open-wheel pavement series, son of the late Formula1 Champion Phil Hill
SAMUEL HUBINETTE—two-time Formula Drift champion from Switzerland, professional stunt driver
RYAN HUNTER-REAY—veteran open-wheel racer and Indy Car champion
BRIAN ICKLER—Current rising NASCAR Truck Series driver who returns to his desert racing roots
JESSE JAMES—Reality TV star (Monster Garage, Jesse James is a Dead Man, etc.)
BRUCE JENNER—Reality TV star, 1976 Olympic decathlon gold medal winner
RICKY JOHNSON–third all-time winningest Supercross motorcycle racer
JIMMIE JOHNSON–former motocross star, six-time NASCAR Cup champion
JOHNNY JOHNSON–15 class victories in eight different classes
STEFAN JOHANSSON—Indy car racer and team owner
PARNELLI JONES–1963 Indianapolis 500 winner
P.J. JONES—Parnelli’s son who has raced open-wheel, sprint cars and NASCAR
TRACY JORDAN—Rock Crawling pioneer with championships in three different series
BERNARDO JOURDAIN–Mexican Indy car driver
MICHEL JOURDAIN Jr.–Mexican Indy car and NASCAR driver
ARMIN KREMER—German Rally champion and veteran World Rally Championship driver
JOHN LANGLEY—award-winning Television producer (COPS), has star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
DARREN LAW—GT Prototype racer
KEN LOSCH–Former SCCA Formula Mazda racer and Indy Pro Series owner/driver
BRAD LOVELL—multi-time Rock Crawling champion, short course off-road racer
ROGER LOVELL—Rock Crawling champion, short course off-road racer along with brother Brad
MORGAN LUCAS—NHRA Top Fuel drag racer
JUSTIN LOFTON—2009 ARCA champion, current NASCAR Truck Series racer
KYLE LOZA–Freestyle MX, XGames Gold medalist

MARK MAGNESS—Hollywood film producer and international businessman
JEREMY McGRATH—former legendary supercross MX star
HERSHEL McGRIFF–first Carrera Panamericana winner and stock car champion
ROB MacCACHREN—8-time SCORE class champ, Stadium and Short Course racing champion, six-time AARWBA All-America
MIKE ‘MOUSE’ MCCOY—SCORE race champion, noted Hollywood stunt driver
CHRIS MacCLUGAGE—legendary IJSBA personal watercraft racing world champion
CORKY McMILLIN—Founder-Corky McMillin Cos, patriarch of first SCORE 3-generation team, multiple Baja wins
MARK McMILLIN–San Diego developer; 8 class wins, including 5 overall in SCORE Baja 1000
CHAD McQUEEN—actor and son of Steve McQueen
STEVE McQUEEN–movie and TV star
CASEY MEARS—NASCAR Cup racer, former desert racer, son of off-road star Roger Mears
RICK MEARS–4-time Indy 500 winner; younger brother of former off-road star Roger Mears
ROGER MEARS—1991 AARWBA All-America racer, desert racing legend, Indy Car Racer
SHEKHAR MEHTA–4-time winner of East African Safari
BRUCE MEYERS–originator of the Meyers Manx, world’s first desert race car (dune buggy)
MIKE METZGER—godfather of Freestyle MX
AK MILLER–American hot rodding and off-road racing patriarch
ROD MILLEN—Pikes Peak Hill Climb Record Holder, rally racer, Stadium racing champion
RHYS MILLEN—Formula D Drifting racing National Champion, Hollywood Stunt driver
RICH MINGA—1987 SCORE Overall Point Champion, noted Hollywood stunt driver
LARRY MINOR—former drag racer and team owner
DANNY MODER—noted film cinematographer with over 20 on his filmography
PAULA MURPHY–one-time ‘world’s fastest woman’ racer
MICHAEL NESMITH–TV actor/musician “Monkees”; pioneer producer of CD music
PAUL NEWMAN—Actor, race car driver, philanthropist
GUNNAR NILSSON–Formula 1 driver
SERGIO NOLASCO–owner of Mexico’s finest Formula 3 road racing team
AARON NORRIS–motion picture and TV producer; brother of actor Chuck Norris
ERIC NORRIS—NASCAR touring series driver, TV stunt coordinator, son of actor Chuck Norris
TED NUGENT–rock ‘n’ roll singing star
DANNY ONGAIS–motorcycle, drag racing, road racing and Indy 500 racer
PAUL PAGE—Motorsports TV commentator
TED PAPPAS–Indy 500 racer
TRAVIS PASTRANA—Freestyle MX, Supercross star, X Games Superstar
CHRIS PAULSEN—Former IndyuCar crew chief, owner of C&R Racing, columnist for National Speed Sport News
ROBBIE PIERCE—Owner of MasterCraft Safety
SAM POSEY–international race driver and motorsports TV commentator
GLEN PLAKE—Two-Time World Champion Hot Dog Skier
DON PRUDHOMME–legendary drag racer
GASTON RAHIER–former Paris-to-Dakar rally champion
DARON RAHLVES—legendary three-time U.S. Olympic downhill skier
DYLAN RATIGAN—host of CNBC’s ‘Bullseye’ show
BUDDY RICE—2004 Indianapolis 500 winner
ELLIOTT FORBES-ROBINSON—legendary SCCA sports car racer
LARRY ROESELER–legendary motorcycle rider with an amazing 13 overall wins in SCORE Baja 1000
BORIS SAID—NASCAR driver and Trans Am racing star
ARMIN SCHWARZ—Seven-time World Rally Championship race winner
ORIOL SERVIA—Champ Car star from Spain
BON SINCLAIR–president of Volvo Automobile of America
GAY SMITH–Pike’s Peak Hill Climb champion
MALCOLM SMITH–off-road motorcycle champion and star of movie, “On Any Sunday”
CAMERON STEELE—Motorsports & Action Sports TV commentator
NELSON STEWART—Former Sprint Car racer, father of NASCAR star Tony Stewart
DANNY SULLIVAN—1987 Indianapolis 500 champion
ROBERT SUTTON—President/CEO of Centrix Financial
TARA DAKIDES—prominent professional snowboarder
MARK THATCHER–son of England’s former prime minister Margaret Thatcher
MAX THIERIOT—second generation desert racer, Hollywood movie actor with 15 films to his credit
DANNY THOMPSON—Son of SCORE founder Mickey Thompson, former stadium off-road racer
MICKEY THOMPSON–hot rodding and off-road racing pioneer, SCORE founder
ROLF TIBBLIN–world’s only motocross champion in three classes–500, 250 and 125cc
J.R. TODD—NHRA Top Fuel drag racer
JUGATSU TOI–Japanese novelist
KYLE TUCKER– Autocross champion
JOHNNY UNSER—Indy car racer, first from his racing family to drive in the race
JIMMY VASSER–CART champion driver
GUS VILDOSOLA JR—Prominent Mexican businessman who with his father Gus Sr became the first and only Mexican nationals to win the overall title in the race in 2010

CAL WELLS III–NASCAR team owner who has also owned off-road and Indy Car teams
BEKKI FREEMAN-WIK—Top female racer in SCORE History, 3-time SCORE Baja 1000 champ
JOHN ZINK–creator of Indy’s famed ‘laydown cars’